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http://semiaccurate.com/2012/11/26/intel-kills-off-the-desktop-pcs-go-with-it/


Discuss and Thoughts?
Inevitable, I suppose.

Say hello to higher prices and the inability to upgrade your CPU without swapping the motherboard, too. This would mainly affect power users and enthusiasts, but still the trend is a little disappointing.
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mondo84: ...the inability to upgrade your CPU without swapping the motherboard, too.
Currently, that's a reality now. If you want a better CPU, you also have to spend in a new motherboard too, and maybe in new memory... and so on :(
The plus is you decide what you want, but if Intel goes this road now... :(
Because AMD isn't a viable alternative?
Post edited November 27, 2012 by Connor2012
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Connor2012: Because AMD isn't a viable alternative?
Unfortunately AMD is falling apart. It's a shame because their recent Piledriver chips had pretty good reviews, but they are what last year's Bulldozer should have been.

Intel is basically ignoring AMD now and focusing on ARM.
Sometimes I wish I could set the world on fire. A big, nice, warm fire. With relaxing crackling sounds.
Post edited November 27, 2012 by KingOfDust
I like it. I have updated my processor a full 1 time on the same motherboard and that was about 10 years ago. Build the whole thing together and you'll get awesomeness.

Or, if awesomeness doesn't happen, go for the [cross out]cheaper faster[/cs] more budget-minded AMDs.

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Post edited November 27, 2012 by Tallima
The PC has been dying for about 15 years now. We've discussed it before. Nothing has changed, there will still be PC chip manufacturers, and there will still be PCs. Intel would not give up their powerbase, so it will continue on as it has.
The article even explicitly states that Intel is going to be making another socketed CPU immediately after this one, so how is this even news? It sounds to me a lot more like the same doomsday prophesying that we've had for decades now. Because obviously the next socketed CPU they make will be the LAST ONE EVAR.
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wpegg: The PC has been dying for about 15 years now. We've discussed it before. Nothing has changed, there will still be PC chip manufacturers, and there will still be PCs. Intel would not give up their powerbase, so it will continue on as it has.
PC wll never die at all because what is hollywood gonna use to make their Big Budget Special Effects for their movies, How is gaming going to make their games without a computer to design it.
Post edited November 27, 2012 by Elmofongo
I don't think Intel is going to leave the enthusiast market for someone else to take.
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Connor2012: Because AMD isn't a viable alternative?
Not anymore. :(

AMD kills off big cores, Kaveri, Steamroller, and Excavator
http://semiaccurate.com/2012/11/19/amd-kills-off-big-cores-kaveri-steamroller-and-excavator/

AMD has denied this of coarse, but they'd pretty much have to.
I read about this a couple days ago. I checked the HardOCP forums to see if they had more info and a user there said the original article this came from was miss-translated. Supposedly it was talking about this new chip mainly being a low power version that won't have a desktop release and is aimed at notebooks and tablets.

http://hardforum.com/showpost.php?p=1039357539&postcount=59

Granted things can change, and in the long run I personally don't trust Intel that much. However if they did pull a move like this, I'd get the best AMD CPU I could and use it as long as possible. On the high end, CPU speeds and prices have been pretty stagnant for a while now. Next gen consoles will put specs higher for cross platform games, but actual speed needs for daily desktop use won't drastically increase any faster.
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JetGumRadio: I don't think Intel is going to leave the enthusiast market for someone else to take.
With AMD out of the picture, no one else can take it. Even if we weren't married to X86 binaries Intel is so far ahead of everyone else in workstation class cpus it's not even funny.
Not surprising really, if you look at how computer sales go these days. People buy a lot of those small, compact machines, laptops and all-in-one machines. All of them are built in the way, that changing parts is difficult or impossible. HC desktops have been a niche market for some time now.